Mid week summer boredom busters!

It’s August 3rd- it’s hot sticky and we’re still smack in the middle of summer. If you are the go-to-activities director for your brood and running out of things to do- that will keep the restless natives from staging a mutiny we’ve got some cool down, fairly cheap actvities that will help you entertain the kidlets and appear to be the parent who still has lots of tricks in her summer goody bag!


Clay Day

Help your kidlets satisfy their “kneads” by working with some air-dry clay and getting in touch with their tactile side at Clay Day.

Address: Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace

When: 1:30-4:30pm

Age Appeal:2-10 years

Free with admission

Information: 718-273-2060, www.statenislandkids.org

Picture book time

Kids will get some one-on-one time with a librarian who will share favorite picture books, and provide kids with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.

Where: Tottenville Library

7430 Amboy Road

When: 2:30pm

Age Appeal: 3+ years

Cost: Free

Information: 718-984-0945 www.nypl.org

Read Aloud

Kids will get a lil Story time and engage in a fun craft.

Address: West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue

When: 3:30pm

Age Appeal: Up to 7 years

Cost: Free

Information: 718-442-1416 www.nypl.org

Small Talk about BIG Issues

Teens get to express themselves and talk about….What’s on their mind? What’s happening in their world and join in the discussion at their library.

Where: St. George Library 5 Central Avenue

Time: 3-4pm

Age Appeal: 12-18 years

Cost: Free

Information: 718-442-8560 www.nypl.org


Boogie Woogie Wednesdays

At this week’s Chinese Ribbon Dancing kids will dance to the beat of music from all around the globe. Learn Chinese Ribbon Dancing, Indian Odisi Dance, Salsa and African-American Step Dance. Every Wednesday includes an extra hour to visit the museum, from 5-6pm and a free pizza snack for all before we start boogying. What a fun way to slip family time into your busy weekday schedule. Sponsored by Con Edison.

Where: S.I. Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace

When: 5-8pm

Age Appeal: Children – All ages

Cost: Free Museum admission starting at 5pm

Information: 718-273-2060 www.statenislandkids.org

The Budos Band

The Budos Band’s energy and passion drives their live performances from start to finish. With their eclectic array of influences like the Cairo Jazz Band, J.C. Davis, Mulatu Astatke, and Black Sabbath, The Budos Band brings an explosion of sound and styles with the juxtaposition of tight rhythms, blistering breakbeats, and blaring horns, creating “instrumental, Staten Island afro-soul,” according to the New York Times. Their third album, Budos III, expresses the band’s tight-knit and creative bond that they have come to share since the ten-piece ensemble’s inception in 2003. With the tight musical vision shared between the members, The Budos Band has been successful with album sales and worldwide tours, playing at rock clubs and large festival stages. Reaching out to a variety of fans, their music is enjoyed by a fan base that spans all genres and ages. With each show, they hypnotize audiences with their riffs, as the percussions and horns create rhythms that blend together, keeping the audience wanting more.

Where: Tappen Park Canal, Water and Bay Streets

When: 7pm

Age Appeal: All ages

Cost: Free

Information: 212-360-2777, info@summerstage.org


Summer Golf Lessons

Fun for boys and girls, ages six to 16, learn to play golf. The free golf lessons and use of equipment, held in public parks and on citywide courses, makes the sport of golf accessible to kids of all skill levels throughout New York City. The goal of the program is not only to teach the basics of the sport, but also to develop self-esteem, discipline and sportsmanship. The program gives kids a chance to improve their skills and ultimately try out for the CityParks Intermediate Program and Junior Golf Academy–specialized programs for dedicated young golfers available at the CityParks Junior Golf Center, a facility in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn that also offers programming for new or first-time youth golfers from New York City.

Where: Silver Lake Park, Baseball Field Hart Blvd & Revere St.

When: 9:30-10:30am

Age Appeal: 6-8 years

Cost: Free

Information:718-760-6999 www.cityparksfoundation.org

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